Ronald Berman: His Chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Humanities Brought Blockbuster Museum Exhibitions to Millions

From a Washington Post obit by Ethan Ehrenhaft headlined “Ronald Berman, humanities endowment chairman, dies at 91”:

Ronald S. Berman, a Shakespeare scholar whose chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Humanities in the 1970s brought blockbuster museum exhibitions and innovative public programming to an audience of millions and who also found himself in a political showdown with a powerful senator, died at his home in San Diego.

Dr. Berman, who spent much of his career teaching English literature at the University of California at San Diego, was a specialist in Renaissance and Restoration drama. But he also was engaged in the political culture of his own era, sometimes combatively so.